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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Timothy D. Willard, Jason Locy, R. Jason Locy Narrator: Timothy D. Willard, Timothy D. Willard & R. Jason Locy, R. Jason Locy Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9780310587163
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The world has a love affair—with itself. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, we think of ourselves as mini celebrities, and we use consumption and technology to convince our friends that this facade is who we are. Veneer illustrates that consumption is more than just acquiring more stuff; it is a potentially dangerous mindset—a mindset turning everything, even people, into products. According to authors Timothy Willard and R. Jason Locy, there is evidence of consumption in all channels of culture—even the church. Most Christian commentators suggest that the church should speak the language of the congregants. Willard and Locy suggest the opposite approach: if congregants are steeped in a culture of consumption, the church should not speak their language at all. Veneer encourages the church to become a refreshing voice amidst a veneered world, inviting you to lead an unveneered life of freedom, honesty, and beauty. Taking on an original concept that addresses the potential dangers of consumption and technology, Veneer speaks to many Christians who are unsure how to live with true meaning among the ever-changing trends and technology our culture offers. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail Argersinger | 8/25/2013

    " Adored this book. I have already recommended it many friends. There is much truth to be gleaned from it, much recognition to the traits discussed. In many ways, it will awaken you to the cultural muck you have unknowingly been swimming in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Ingraham | 7/11/2013

    " This book is written in a simple way to help the reader understand the complexities of our hearts. Worth the read. Great for book discussions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 3/9/2013

    " Great book that puts life into perspective. Makes you think. I really enjoyed meeting Jason Locy. Great guy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcus Lynn | 11/4/2012

    " Willard digs deep past the masks and artificial surfaces that our culture insists we wear to show us the beautiful creatures that God has created us to be when we're willing to be transparent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Gurley | 10/22/2012

    " Locy and Willard painted a beautiful picture of life lived without pretense and transparency in our realtionship with God and others. Great book! Highly recommended! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jimmy Thomas | 3/9/2012

    " This book was a very good read. It had a very interesting style of writing and I loved it. It asks some good questions and made me think about myself, and how I fit into the veneer of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/30/2011

    " Interesting concept but the book was too philosophical in tone. I wanted to read something with more practical application to it. "

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